I’ve been a collegiate sports performance coach for 20 years. One thing I always felt was effective was showing guys the heights and weights of players at their position in the NFL.
It helped give many players the extra motivation needed to gain weight when they were able to compare themselves to guys at the next level. Granted, the height and weight of a Long Snapper may not be as relevant as it is for other positions, but, trust me, that doesn’t stop the long snappers from being just as interested.
So, this is essentially the same research I would share with players, but now I’m sharing it with you. I took 53-man active rosters for the 2022 season (just before the final week of the season – Jan 2023), almost 1700 players total and broke them down by position.
For this guide, I took an average of the heights and weights of the 31 active Long Snappers across the league. In addition, just for fun, I listed the tallest, shortest, heaviest and lightest Long Snappers as well. Go ahead and impress someone today with your newfound random football knowledge.
Average Height of an NFL Long Snapper
The average height of an NFL Long Snapper is 74.03 inches or just over 6’2″.
Average Weight of an NFL Long Snapper
The average weight of an NFL Long Snapper is 238.68 pounds.
Who Are The Tallest Long Snappers in the NFL?
Most Long Snappers fall into a tight window when it comes to height. 28 of the 31 active Long Snappers fall between 6’1″ and 6’4″. The four tallest guys at 6’4″ are:
- Morgan Cox – 6’4″ – Titans
- Camaron Cheeseman – 6’4″ – Commanders
- Taybor Pepper – 6’4″ – 49ers
- Charley Hughlett – 6’4″ – Browns
Who are the Shortest Long Snappers in the NFL?
There are 3 guys listed under 6’1″:
- Jon Weeks – 5’10” – Texans
- Ross Matiscik – 6’0″ – Jaguars
- Carson Tinker – 6’0″ – Seahawks
Who are the Heaviest Long Snappers in the NFL?
Long Snappers are a heck of a lot bigger than you might expect. The top 6 guys in the league are 248 pounds or bigger.
- Zach Wood – 255 pounds – Saints
- Nick Moore – 253 pounds – Ravens
- Casey Kreiter – 250 pounds – Giants
- Rick Lovato – 249 pounds – Eagles
- Charley Hughlett – 248 pounds – Browns
- Jack Coco – 248 pounds – Packers
Who are the Lightest Long Snappers in the NFL?
The six lightest guys all weigh 230 pounds or less.
- James Winchester – 209 pounds – Chiefs
- Josh Harris – 224 pounds – Chargers
- Patrick Scales – 226 pounds – Bears
- Christian Kuntz – 227 pounds – Steelers
- Andrew DePaola – 229 pounds – Vikings
- Tucker Addington – 230 pounds – Patriots
First off, shout out to Jack Coco and Morgan Cox, both of whom I had the opportunity to work with at both ends of my career. Coco just a year ago at Georgia Tech and Morgan, over a decade ago at the Univeristy of Tennessee when I was just a grad assistant.
Long snappers are way bigger than most people probably give them credit for. The average long snapper is roughly 6’2″ and 240 pounds, about the size of an average Linebacker.
I’ve also done the same height and weight breakdown for other positions too including:
Or you can see an overview of the average height and weight of NFL players, broken down by position here.